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I Am My Own Wife / Costume Design

I Am My Own Wife
I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife depicts the life of German antiquarian Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, who killed her father and survived the Nazi regimes as a transvestite. In this play, the actor plays more than 30 characters at the same time, so the costume designer focuses on the leading character, Charlotte, and regards her as a collection of her own museum. For example, the designer texturizes the fabric into rough surface, adapts some elements from the stomacher and blouse, and decorates the skirt with old style trimming. Also, using copper-colored fabric on two sides of her cloth visualizes the designer’s idea of her being a piece of antique.


National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University
Wenshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

Directed by Cheng-Han Wu Actress, Hsiang-Chun Cho Stage design by Huei-Li Liao Lighting design by Chia-Yin Hsu Sound design by Cheng-I Wang Photo credit by Yun-Yu Shih